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after a decade or so of hosting Librarianship101 on several different free group and discussion services, I think I've found the most appropriate spot for our new home.
If you're here now, you probably know the new home by now... (grin)
_ _ _ _ _
- establish this page for links and such (currently hosted on the LM_NET Archives page but not updated since 2004);
- verify the links from the Archives as they are duplicated here;
- establish a discussion group for this topic as a spot where student librarians, new librarians, and veteran librarians who enjoy mentoring other librarians and don't mind hearing the same questions over and over and over and over again ... (grin) Those repetitive questions are a bit pesky no doubt, but much like the questions we field every year in our libraries, they don't come from the same person or the same student.
I will attend to 1 and 2 only without objection from Melissa Davis who appears to be the compiler and owner of that original list on LM_NET... and with her cooperation if she'd like to rehash the old calculations once again... (grin)
with assistance from any other librarians who might want to join in. . . this wiki concept should make it easier to build a list and keep it current, since
no one of us
is as good at this sort of thing than
all of us
. . . (grin)
Let's begin at the beginning (as an example if others want to pitch in and help duplicate the original list):
Countdown to D-Day and beyond
3 JUN 2002
Most excellent 4-section timeline email message of recommended librarian tasks for the first two months in a new library.
19 MAY 2003
Great advice for new librarians from the LadyHawk herself as a speaker at graduation ... most excellent.
26 JUL 2001
A fairly comprehensive number of suggestions through about a dozen or so emails.
9 JUL 2001
A short list of email responses and website links.
Listservs for New Librarians
8 MAY 2001
An email containing a short list of sites; Librarianship101 included, which is now here on LM_NET.
TARGET: Advice for Newbies - archived posts
24 JUL 2000
Remember that the links on this page have the 'old' ericir.syr.edu addresses. You will need to search the new archives to locate the new location.
HIT: Survival-1-Before you begin
03 JUN 1999
Survival 2 appears missing in action
HIT: Survival-3-During the 1st year
03 JUN 1999
HIT: Survival-4-After the 1st year
03 JUN 1999
HIT: Survival-5-Words of Wisdom
03 JUN 1999
HIT: Advice for "newbies"
Roberta J. Ponis
30 JUN 1997
Beginning Media Specialist Survival Guide
04 JUN 1997
HIT: SURVIVAL GUIDE
Robyn E Litwack
22 MAY 1997
HIT> LMC Guidebooks for new librarians
21 AUG 95
HIT: Retirement To Do #1
HIT: Retirement To Do #2
HIT: Retirement To Do #3
01 APR 1999
While the these 3 do not appear to be specifically relevant to a new librarian,
it is an extensive list of what information a new librarian might look for when s/he gets to a new library.
Y's Guide to New Library/School Job Preparation
by Alice Yucht
(no longer valid -
site is still there
; just not this specific link)
Information for New and "About to Be" School Library Media Specialists
from University of South Carolina
School of Library and Information Science
(short bibliography and list of additional website)
Support for Librarians
from Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
(same link as above - University of South Carolina)
section of LISJobs.com's "Library Careers - Advice, Statistics, Salaries, and Articles"
(specific link is dead;
Library Media Specialist Mentor's Guide
from Atlanta Public Schools
(dead link - a short search was unsuccessful)
Management Strategies for Librarians
on Gloucester County Librarians Workshop The Best of the Web for Librarians from
Washington Township, NJ
GraceAnne A. DeCandido
A wiki of her own
A website of her own
A NingThing of her own
A huge Rutgers classroom of her own
A few video presentations of her own
An Open Library page of her own
Once the original list is duplicated and verified, we can invite everyone to add their own favorite Librarianship101 helpful tips and techniques.
Remember: it is a wiki - if you have any other notions or ideas for the structure or content here, please feel free to alter it;
we'll let the editorial board of
all of us together
strike the proper tone and grammatical approach, agreed?
Until that time. . . Earl J.
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